Pre-Fall Footwear

by Leandra Medine
May 15, 2012
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While our collective feet are still all, “give me tropical prints,” or “put me inside an open toe shoe clad in lucite heel and make sure at least one weird thing is sticking out of me,” the fact of the matter is: pre-fall lookbooks, they are a’dropping. And I can most always get behind any sort of footwear related unveiling news. Up today: a closer look at Brian Atwood’s–not to be confused with the rad diffusion line–Pre-Fall collection aptly titled, “Brian’s Women of The World.” In several vignettes of photos, legs are captured in movement wearing shoes that encapsulate the cities at hand. Which, I suppose is quite telling considering the nature on a New York foot on the go, not clad in Leopard print, Parisian dotted tights with mega stiletto heels and copious feathers–no platform, and an assortment of other true-to-its-city’s-aesthetic gestures. See: lots o’fuchsia in LA, three tone shoes and argyle socks in Tokyo, turquoise polka-dot knee highs in Hong Kong. I’m projecting too much of my own hypotheses on you though, peep the below to see what else is up.

Ultimately, I think it’s great to see a collection that stays so true to its own vision–studded shoes, sky high platforms, and jungle prints were Atwood staples before they were, you know, a thing–while taking on the task of complimenting its inherent aesthetic with twelve separate cities. Capturing the essence of an entire regional zone with just one image of the southern portion of the female silhouette is no easy feat but I suppose with a little leather, animal print, fringe, bright color and most importantly, the right shoes a lot of shit is possible. Even arm-less juggling. Now, tell me what do you think? Which are your favorite? Least? Do you take milk with your coffee? I have to know. More Brian Atwood here.

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  • http://seaandswank.com/ seaandswank.com

    Love these – London, Hong Kong and Los Angeles especially.

    Sea and Swank

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10659735586043641198 ROULA
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12463023121697072678 Tinacious Me

    the Berlin is insane! Insanely awesome that is!
    Tina @ http://Www.Tinacious.Me

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12803597155110452257 KERRIN

    brutal toss up but i think i like milan the best…obviously because there is a jumpsuit involved. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10036195286626825176 MONI

    wow some pretty funky shoes right here!

    http://www.moneasywardrobe.com

  • http://www.lolaandpaz.com lolaandpaz@me.com

    Can't wait!
    Lolaandpaz.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09329307176573315784 Jay

    i'm just bothered that sao paolo is misspelled. it's sao paulo.

    about the shoes, paris and moscow rock!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07743445436045229956 Elise and Margot

    love them all!
    x For Happy Days

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10173800024702128610 The Antifash

    Milan, Paris, and Sao Paolo are my favs. Not loving LA…

    Shoe preferences imitating life preferences?… Perhaps.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller

    Shit! Didn't even catch that…yikes.

  • http://www.khiaissue.com Khia

    My favourite one is Paris. Maybe is that because i'm from Paris?!!
    Xo

  • http://www.humanwomen.wordpress.com the (un?)social butterfly

    Most looks catch perfectly the cities´ vibes; the Sao Paolo shoot doesn´t, at all — Moscow or Berlin would have been more adequate to the paulista´s not so colorful, but chic and maybe slightly overdressed vibe (I don´t get the knee high lace up animal print pin-thin heel from the ladies from Berlin either).

    My favorite look is London, closely followed by Tokyo, but I get the impression I am more in love with the combination of the sandals with those dazzling socks (and that´s not even something that I do) than with the shoes in themselves.

    Thanks for the round-up!

    http://www.humanwomen.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02584388889283634690 Nina

    love them all especially milan!
    theapparelcollector.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07076311168951043227 style sprite

    Madrid…London…Milan…time for a world tour!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01827696420874109840 E.

    The Paris leopard heels, please!

  • http://www.modelovers.com modelovers
  • http://www.shopmezzanine.com Mezzanine

    All are gorgeous, but esp. love NY, LA, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, & Moscow. Oh, and I take my coffee black *wink*

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00200817566554453809 Natasha Fatah

    Beautiful selection of shoes.
    But I've posed a question on the blog today about if we would all be secretly happy if high heel shoes went out of fashion.

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03683836263018672829 Neijah

    Makes me want to travel. Love them ALL!

    XOXO,

    http://www.thelookandlisten.com

  • Anonymous

    Milan, Tokyo, NY. LA SUCKS.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02952740069158374584 Opposite lipstick
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00871124968347245332 Irina Bugai

    Such a great way to describe a city in a photo with a pair of shoes!
    http://violetcatstyle.blogspot.com/

  • http://strngemagic.tumblr.com stacey k

    LOVE Milan and Madrid

  • Anonymous

    San Paolo (Italian for Saint Paul) is a comune in the Province of Brescia, in the Italian region Lombardy.

  • Anonymous

    hahahahahhaha…. Moscow never changes!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08784047289138430006 Miss K

    Moscow and Hong Kong are the best (happen to be two of my favourite cities too)!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04061177077305996826 Gita
  • Anonymous

    I think I like the Moscow ones…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11559591675553190766 sorthed

    I like your blog:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Creativity&Chocolate

    Why does this all look so lovely? Want it, want it, want it :D

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  • http://www.ebay.com/sch/jusnuts/m.html?_nkw&_armrs=1&_from&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3692 vain319

    okay here are mine 1.Madrid 2.Tokyo,3. London
    I like them all,but those caught my eye first.
    I got vintage clothes that would go with all

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00895152914452877928 Ms.Fashionista

    These are awesome!! What a unique idea for shoes. I have to say that the Hong Kong ones are my favorite. Just because it goes along the line of the little kids normal shoe, mixed with a classic print…London is sweet too!

    http://www.alifeinthefashionlane.blogspot.com

    xo

  • Anonymous

    i think madrid is represented extremely well and they are beautifu, definetely my favourite!! Then, Paris, but as usual, all of them are amazing. Congrats for your entertaining blog Leandra!

  • http://gine.ch/ Gine

    New York and Sao Paolo…..! Craving….!

    http://www.gine.ch

  • http://stylesolutionsnyc.com Sydney

    Love these shoes, especially LA & Hong Kong. Great selections, colors and styles.

  • Anonymous

    Without hesitate, AMELYE is perfect.
    ABIGAIL is fine but you have an ALAIA like that,
    AFRICA is not better than your pink louboutins with fringes.
    Many characteristics in one shoe. Amazing.

  • escargot

    Madrid in shoes, but Berlin in skirts. :)
    Awesome project in whole, anyway.

  • Anonymous

    +Mornings are without milk, afternoons welcome milk.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02853753997297949718 dictionary_of_fashion

    Ajajaj…I can set aside few great pairs :))

    P.S. Check out this post http://dictionaryoffashion.blogspot.com/2012/04/modocat-discount-code.html …you can get up to 60% discount on every purchase in MODOCAT online store, only with my code. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10536244216664912207 Sketch42

    I *maybe* like new york… kinda would never wear any of the others.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09244795452797117706 Julie D.

    I love NY (the shoes & my home town).

    The Berlin pair are probably my least favorite… but man check out the butt on her!

    <3 Hudson East
    HudsonEast.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03201766713620454961 RHODA

    all those shoes looks so fun!

    http://www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

  • Chloe

    LONDON, PARIS, and NEW YORK!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15536752152793288587 Dear Librarian

    I'm gonna have to go with Hong Kong Baby! Can't wait to move there in August. I also like Tokyo–totally Man Repelling, don't you think?!

    What a fun post!

    A x

  • http://wnyfashion.blogspot.com WNY

    I love New York!

  • http://brijetblog.wordpress.com/ brijetblog

    Not a huge fan of the collection according to the above styles but the Madrid boots are pretty fantastic!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06578079717533698804 † Elmo †

    FRIGGIN IN LURVE WITH MADRID!!

    (literally and the shoes)

    WELL, NY IS PRETTY DOPE TOO ;)

    http://faire-la-gueule.blogspot.com.es/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10732957692645575852 Leah

    I do not take milk in my coffee. i'm a purist.
    …..
    ; )

  • Bryn

    New York is the bees knees, and while I wish I could see the front of Moscow, I'm loving the rear.

  • Luciana Luz

    I couldn't agree more. SP is not Amazonia if know what I mean.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16484795604590577889 annie.

    London, Paria and Buenos Aires :)
    http://www.raspberphobia.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01681569925981343705 Rosa

    hong kong without a doubt. Love those spots.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09667142332264503375 Paula Shoe-fiend

    HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO PICK A FAVOURITE!!? Ok, Milan I guess… no Paris. Oh God #shoecoma

    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.nz/

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YGBMITUOMVWQMORGZBQ4VL23OA chang long

    nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

  • Pika

    But it says Sao Paulo. So it’s not Italy, it is Brazil!